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Watch Out for High Nutrient Loads in Fall

High nutrient loads can upset the pond's balance in any season, but fall leaves can quickly overload a pond when not scooped out. Keeping your pond clean and clear during...

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What to Do With Wet Leaves from Your Pond

Fall leaves become a nuisance when they fall from trees and end up in your pond. Dry leaves are easy to manage, but what can you do with wet leaves...

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The Importance of Fall Pond Aeration

Fall is an important transitional season for pond owners. While you may not immediately consider aeration a vital part of your fall maintenance, it can help keep your pond clear...

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Fish Care to Maintain Water Quality

There are a few reasons why a pond goes from crystal clear to cloudy, smelly, murky, and even green. Excess waste, debris, and poor oxygenation cause most water quality issues,...

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Is a Total Water Change Necessary?

When your pond has major water quality issues that don't seem to be resolved by troubleshooting or water treatments, a total water change can provide a fresh start. Total water...

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How to Test Pond Water & How to Read Results

When was the last time you tested your pond's water? Even if the water is crystal clear, you can have too much ammonia or imbalanced pH levels. Catching these issues...

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Why are my fish constantly at the surface?

Fish enjoy routine and will learn your feeding schedule and start to come to the surface when they see you. Waiting at the surface for food is different than gulping...

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Most Common Pond Water Quality Issues (and how to fix them)

When you have a beautiful pond in your backyard, you want it to be clear so you can sit by the water and enjoy the peace and calm. Clear water...

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Easy Summer Pond Care

Summer is one of the more challenging seasons for water clarity because of the warm weather and rain. The warm weather months are when you want to spend the most...

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